Angola Population 2017

26,689,331

Angola's estimated population is 22.8 million. As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Angola has a density of 14.8 people per square kilometer (38/square mile).

Luanda is the largest city in Angola, and is also its capital. The population of Luanda is about 2.8 million people. Luanda is also urbanizing at approximately 4% annually.

Angola Demographics

Formerly a colony of Portugal, Luanda has a rather diverse demographic in everything from food to religion. Although the inhabitants are from varying African tribe heritages, the most common language is Portuguese. In recent years, a significant Chinese populous has formed. There are about 259,000 temporary Chinese migrants in the country.

Angola completed a census in 2014, the first since 1970, and it gave the first accurate look at the country's demographics in more than 40 years. According to the census, the country's ethnic groups include: Ovimbundu (37%), Ambundu (25%), Bakongo (13%) and 32% other, including to Ovambo, Mbunda and Chokwe. About 2% of the population is mesticos, or mixed African and European, 1% is European and 1.4% is Chinese.

Angola previously had a large population of Congolese migrants, although over 400,000 have been expelled over the last decade. Before it gained independence, Angola had more than 350,000 Portuguese. It was recently discovered that about 200,000 Portuguese are still living in the country.

Religious affiliations in Angola tend toward that of Catholicism and of the protestant faith; some ascribe to the Pentecostal sect of Christianity. Islamic faith has a following of an estimated 500,000.

Angola Population in 2017Source: Fabio Vanin

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Angola Population Growth

Angola has one of the world's highest fertility rates at 5.54 children born per woman. This is causing rapid growth in Angola that will continue through the end of the century. With the current growth, Angola's population is expected to triple in less than 50 years.

About Angola

Official NameRepublic of Angola
Languages SpokenPortuguese
BordersCOG, COD, ZMB, NAM
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-12.518.5
Currencies UsedAOA

Angola Population Density

Name Population
Leua5,168
Chela5,811
Chissamba7,677
Quibala8,915
Ondjiva10,169
Caconda10,549
Uacu Cungo10,970
Camabatela12,837
Catumbela16,977
Nzeto18,352
Luau18,465
Catabola18,855
Camacupa19,150
Lucapa20,115
Luena21,115
Caala21,205
Mbanza Congo24,220
Longonjo24,346
Caxito28,224
Caluquembe30,300
Menongue32,203
Sumbe33,277
Saurimo40,498
Uige60,008
Cabinda66,020
Soio67,491
Namibe80,149
Malanje87,046
Lubango102,541
Cuito113,624
Benguela151,226
Lobito207,932
Huambo226,145
N'dalatando383,100
Luanda2,776,168

Angola Population Clock

What is the population of Angola (as of September 13, 2017)?26,689,331
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)26655513
Births Per Day645
Deaths Per Day188
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 457
Population Change Since January 1st116,535

Angola Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 44.07 births/thousand2
Crude Death Rate 12.854 deaths/thousand15
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand0
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 53.483 years195
Male Life Expectancy 51.955 years195
Female Life Expectancy 55.024 years194
Total Fertility Rate 5.831 children/woman5
Net Reproduction Rate 2.243 surviving daughters/woman9
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female160
Infant Mortality Rate 88.548 deaths/1,000 live births1
Under Five Mortality 141.777 deaths/thousand2
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.476 years170
Rate of Natural Increase 31.13 7
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 29.214 %196
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 30.532 %197
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 27.858 %193
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 45.157 %193
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 47.739 %193
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 42.552 %192
Crude Suicide Rate 10.6 suicides/thousand63
Median Age (Total) 18.2 years199
Median Age (Female) 18.3 years202
Median Age (Male) 18 years199

Angola Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201726,655,51349.647%50.353%211893.11%50
201525,021,97449.621%50.379%201893.18%51
201021,219,95349.544%50.456%171923.35%53
200517,912,94249.443%50.557%141943.45%59
200015,058,63849.323%50.677%121973.29%61
199513,042,66649.226%50.774%101982.89%62
199011,127,87049.239%50.761%82033.05%62
19859,745,20949.268%50.732%72042.82%69
19808,211,95049.192%50.808%62043.42%71
19757,107,33449.125%50.875%52042.67%72
19706,300,96949.075%50.925%51952.15%71
19655,765,02549.035%50.965%41961.69%71
19605,270,84449.013%50.987%41921.81%70
19554,808,11449.014%50.986%31971.91%71
19504,354,88249.053%50.947%31921.93%72

Angola Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202029,245,33449.682%50.318%231893.06%50
202534,015,73049.728%50.272%271842.96%46
203039,351,26949.76%50.24%311802.84%41
203545,229,51549.779%50.221%361792.69%38
204051,580,87649.786%50.214%411742.53%37
204558,349,26949.784%50.216%461732.37%32
205065,473,20749.772%50.228%521662.21%30
205572,904,60949.756%50.244%581612.06%27
206080,565,19849.735%50.265%641581.91%25
206588,359,14749.713%50.287%701561.76%24
207096,195,67449.688%50.312%771531.61%22
2075103,977,32049.662%50.338%831451.47%22
2080111,604,16449.634%50.366%891361.33%21
2085118,974,73949.605%50.395%951301.2%19
2090126,013,73549.576%50.424%1011231.07%19
2095132,625,19149.548%50.452%1061210.95%19
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations